Doesn't it strike anyone as a little crazy the way kernel development keeps getting backed into more and more special cases? It seems like things are turning into an unworkable mess, with OOM killers tripping over thrash-swappers tripping over pluggable schedulers, two separate volume management solutions, and an endless number of constantly changing kernel data structures.
I realize that there are significant benefits to letting the kernel evolve on its own, but am I the only one who thinks its time to focus on pruning, bug fixes, and validating existing structures before we take off on the next flight?
Or have I spent too much time in the OpenBSD world?
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